Then my thoughts turned to Dave and I couldn't imagine how heartbroken he must feel about what happened at his beloved Boston Marathon yesterday. I met Dave McGillivray, Boston Marathon race director, last year at the pasta dinner before the Tom King Classic Half in Nashville. Hearing him speak that night is something that I'll always cherish. It takes only a minute to see the love this man has for the sport of running and how much of his life he pours into this event. I'm certain that he broke tradition and for the first time in years did not run the course alone after the last finisher had crossed.
As runners we never imagine that on race day our friends and family are the ones we should worry about. They are busy worrying about us and our race and we are focused on doing something we love-running. I truly hope everyone affected by yesterday's events feels the love and prayers of the running community and that God will bring them peace, comfort, and healing in the days ahead.
"We should always set goals for ourselves rather than limits."-Dave McGillivray